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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Vivaldi Sinfonia:
Griselda Brandenburg Consort , conductor Roy Goodman Maxwell Davies Veni Creator Spiritus Choir of Westminster Cathedral, conductor Martin Baker Mendelssohn Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.30-10.00: Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) Jonathan Biss Muffat Sonata No 2 in G minor (Armonico
Tributo) Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Consort
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet St Petersburg PO, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Griselda Brandenburg Consort
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Martin Baker
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Jonathan Biss
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Cimarosa, arr Benjamin Oboe Concerto in C minor Evelyn Rothwell (oboe), Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.13 Haydn Missa Brew 's Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Christ Church
Cathedral Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
10.29 Shostakovich Two Pieces for string octet Moscow Virtuosi, conductor Vladimir Spivakov
10.40 Byrd The Hunt's Up Traditional Scotch Cap Rachel Podger (violin), Harp Consort, director Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
10.50 Bizet Suite: The Fair Maid of Perth Terence MacDonagh (oboe), RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
11.10 Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV1060
Leon Goossens (oboe), Bath Festival Orchestra director Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
11.26 Shostakovich Violin Sonata, Op 134
David Oistrakh (violin), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Oboe: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Haydn Missa Brew
Unknown: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Simon Preston
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Violin: Rachel Podger
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: David Oistrakh
Violin: Sviatoslav Richter

: Composer of the Week: Verdi

Five First Nights
2/5. Venice: Sunday 6 March 1853. Verging on verismo, the tale of Violetta Valery , a Parisian courtesan, was the shocking subject of Verdi's new opera - which was a famous flop on its first outing. Donald Macleod presents excerpts from La Traviata featuring:
Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
Repeated on Monday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Violetta Valery
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Violetta: Tizlana Fabbrlcini(soprano)
Alfredo: Roberto Alagna(tenor)
Giorgio Germont: Paolo Coni(baritone)

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Michael Tippett Centenary
1/4. This week Chris de Souza presents a series of concerts given at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow as part of the celebrations surrounding the centenary of Michael Tippett 's birth.
Catherine Bott (soprano), David Owen Norris (piano) Purcell, arr Tippett If Music Be the Food of Love; The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
Tippett Piano Sonata No 1; The Heart's Assurance


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: David Owen Norris

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hagai Shaham (violin), conductor Martyn Brabbins A concert given at the City Hall, Perth, last year. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a (St Anthony)
Hubay Violin Concerto No I in A minor (Concerto Dramatique)
Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor


Violin: Hagai Shaham
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Presented By: Louise Fryer.

: Making Tracks

Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson with music by Vivaldi, a trip to the moon, and creepy sounds from the Pink Panther, for younger listeners.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson

: Voices

Songs by Poulenc and Mahler, and Britten's Holy Sonnets of John Donne , written in 1945 after the composer returned from giving recitals with Yehudi Menuhin in the recently liberated German concentration camps. Toby Spence (tenor) is accompanied by the presenter, lain Burnside. Mahler Der Schildwache Nachtlied; Der
Tamboursg'sell (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Poulenc Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Britten The Holy Sonnets of John Donne , Op 35


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Tenor: Toby Spence
Unknown: John Donne

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with a selection of music and a round-up of news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Michael Tippett Centenary
The Halle's contribution to Michael Tippett week comes from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, juxtaposing Tippett's work with that of a composer who had a major influence on him: Beethoven. Presented by Christopher Cook. Lyn Fletcher (violin), Timothy Pooley (viola), Rebecca Gilliver (cello), Halle Choir and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 1
Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage); Triple Concerto
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Presented By: Christopher Cook.
Violin: Lyn Fletcher
Violin: Timothy Pooley
Cello: Rebecca Gilliver
Cello: Halle Choir

: Verbler Festival 2004

Michael Collins (clarinet), Leif Ove Ansdnes (piano) Berg Four Pieces, Op 5


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Leif Ove Ansdnes

: Night Waves

One of Britain's leading thinkers, Jacqueline Rose , talks about the history of Zionism to presenter Susan Hitch. And the impact of martial arts on the dance world is uncovered.
Producer Ariane Koek


Talks: Jacqueline Rose
Presenter: Susan Hitch.
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp with music from Laurie Lewis and Her Bluegrass Pals, Uzbek lutenist and singer
Sevara Nazarkhan , and Margaret Leng Tan , who plays music for prepared piano by John Cage.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Laurie Lewis
Singer: Sevara Nazarkhan
Singer: Margaret Leng Tan
Unknown: John Cage.

: Composer of the Week: Hovhaness

3/5. "My success is quite a surprise to me; for the first half of my life I was known as the composer who was never performed. I had no luck until the great conductor
Leopold Stokowski conducted one of my pieces and decided to champion my work." The 1950s marked the high tide of Alan Hovhaness 's success as a composer, in particular with works such as Mysterious Mountain, which was championed by Fritz Reiner. Today Donald Macleod recounts the story of this period. Repeated from Wednesday at 12 noon


Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Alan Hovhaness
Unknown: Fritz Reiner.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Zelenka The Lamentations of Jeremiah
2.10 Telemann Harpsichord Suite in C (Essertizii Musici )
2.30 Schubert Symphony No 2 in 8 flat 2.55 Stoyanov Violin Concerto in F minor 3.20 Kraus Piano Sonata in E flat 3.40 Strauss Don Juan 4.00 Brahms Four songs (Op 32) 4.10 Sweellnck Toccatas: in D minor and G
4.15 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two guitars
4.30 Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino
4.35 Leoncavallo Zaza Piccola Zingara (Zaza)
4.40 Tchaikovsky Yeletzky 's Aria (The Queen of Spades)
4.45 Sibelius Music to a Scene 4.50 RW Henderson Magnificat 5.00 Monteverdi Magnificat (Vespro della Beata Vergine) 5.15 Penderecki Concerto Grosso
5.50 Bach Trio Sonata (arr from Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527) 6.05 Handel Kunffger Zeiten eitler Kummer; Susser Blumen Ambraflocken ; Meine Seete hort im Sehen (Deutsche Arien) 6.20 KunileW Until I Die 6.25 Liszt
Harmonies du Soir (Etudes d'Execution Transcendante)
6.35 Paganlnl Perpetuum Mobile, Op 11 No 2
6.40 Badings Canamus Amici Canamus; Finnigan's Wake
6.50 Geminianl Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 7 No 2


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Essertizii Musici
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Yeletzky
Unknown: Sibelius Music
Unknown: Handel Kunffger Zeiten
Unknown: Susser Blumen Ambraflocken
Unknown: Meine Seete

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